"Who Is He To Confront Me?" - Philippines President Unloads On "Son Of A Bitch" Barack Obama

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What was an embarrassing weekend for president Barack Obama, whose arrival at the G-20 summit in China was a case study in diplomatic humiliation, just turned even worse when on Monday, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned the US president not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you" when the two presidents meet at a summit in Laos in the coming days.

The topic of Duterte's killing spree, supposedly involving mostly criminals and drug-traffickers, without due process has raised eyebrows most recently by the United Nations, which urged the Philippines to stop executing and killing people linked to drug business and threatened that “state actors” could be punished. As a result, two weeks ago Duterte lashed out at the UN and threatened that the country could leave the UN. "Maybe we'll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations. If you're that rude, son of a bitch, we'll just leave you," Duterte told reporters in Davao, quoted by Bloomberg. “I don't give a shit about them,” he added. “They are the ones interfering. You do not just go out and give a shitting statement against a country.”


Fast forward to today when the outspoken president lobbed a preemptive warning at Obama, and before flying to Laos where the two heads of state are set to meet, said that he is a leader of a sovereign country and is answerable only to the Filipino people. He was answering a reporter's question about how he intends to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama. More than 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed since Duterte launched a war on drugs after taking office on June 30.

In his typical foul-mouthed style, Duterte was quoted by AP as responding: "Who does he think he is?  I am no American puppet. I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone except the Filipino people, nobody but nobody. You must be respectful. Do not just throw questions. Son of a bitch I will swear at you in that forum," he said.

Duterte went on to blame the US for causing the unrest on the southern Philippines Island of Mindanao. "As a matter of fact, we inherited this problem from the United States," he said. "Why? Because they invaded this country and made us their subjugated people. Everybody has a terrible record of extra-judicial killing. Why make an issue about fighting crime?" He added: "Look at the human rights of America along that line. The way they treat the migrants there."

Duterte has earlier cursed the pope and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Aware of the firestorm his question would provoke from his less than diplomatic peer, it wasn't clear whether Obama plans to raise the issue of extrajudicial killings with Duterte during a meeting on the sidelines of the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

"Who is he to confront me?" Duterte said, adding that the Philippines had not received an apology for misdeeds committed during the U.S. colonization of the Philippines. He pointed to the killing of Muslim Moros more than a century ago during a U.S. pacification campaign in the southern Philippines, blaming the wounds of the past as "the reason why (the south) continues to boil" with separatist insurgencies. Duterte then once again pointed to human rights problems in the United States.

Last week, Duterte said he was ready to defend his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, which has sparked concern from the U.S. and other countries. The president also said he would demand that Obama allow him to first explain the context of his crackdown before engaging the U.S. president in a discussion of the deaths.

In response, Obama suggested Monday his planned meeting with Duterte may not go forward. "I always want to make sure if I'm having a meeting that it's productive and we're getting something done," Obama said during his news conference.

"If and when we have a meeting, this is something that is going to be brought up," Obama said, referring to the Philippines' controversial record of combating drug crime since Duterte took office earlier this year.

Obama has been attending a meeting of the Group of 20 nations in Hangzhou, China, where his infamous snub by China made global headlines over the weekend. It appears he may have hed enough snubs for one trip.

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bonderøven-farm ass's picture

A drab of state, a cloth-o'-silver slut,
   To have her train borne up, and her soul trail in the dirt. 

847328_3527's picture

Obama is worried about "due process?"

.. like the 'due process' that we saw with Comey and Lowrenta re: Hillary?

BabaLooey's picture


Stop smoking opium.

It has turned you into a total douchebag.

Keyser's picture

Barry is probably having the drones warmed up on Guam... 

zeronetwork's picture

Simply unbelievable, things can go so bad so quick.

weburke's picture

"sovereign state" ? 

no such thing.

Amicus Curiae's picture

i upvoted because your comments always make me laugh;-)

Joe Davola's picture

Yo - Mr. Philippine Presidente, everybody knows the Halfrican Celibridant is a joke.

Keep in mind the joke does have control of vast array of assets which can disappear you.

dilligaff's picture

Halfrican, I'm going to have to borrow that one!

847328_3527's picture

One Halfrican to another:


Muhammad Ali’s ex-wife tells Colin Kaepernick to ‘get off his high horse’

Khalilah Camacho Ali, who was married to Muhammad from 1967 to 1976, told TMZ over the weekend that Kaepernick should not be proud of refusing to stand for the national anthem.

If Khalilah was advising Kaepernick, she says she would first tell him to apologize for disrespecting the American flag.

“If he wants isolation to end, he needs to prove that he cares about all people, and not just his people.

“If he is willing to get off his high horse and humble himself, we could do a lot of good together.”



thatthingcanfly's picture

MDB, it's just not funny anymore. You've got to learn that the same joke, over and over again, stops being funny.

RAT005's picture

But there are still people that don't get the sarc, so it continues. 

Lumberjack's picture

I posted the photo of some old farts (the guys are democrats, republicans and other), doing their daily ritual gossiping and debating life in general at a coffee shop. Unless you've ever been within earshot or attended such an event, the bullshit gets humorously more thick and the rumors more wild in each passing moment. At the end of the session they all depart friends and each joyously conspire to out-do each other the next day.


Bemused Observer's picture

I think most people DO think it is sarcasm when they first read it...but then a sizeable group decides it's real, because in their minds, that's how the 'other side' actually thinks. So they believe it, even though it's ridiculous.

People WANT to believe the 'other guy' has alien values and motivations. They DON'T want to see their enemy as just another human being with the same basic values and different ideas on how to do things. So they tend to ignore any of the signs that this might be just a difference of opinions that can be worked out over time, and go straight to the 'bring the fight to THEM" stage.

BarkingCat's picture

Oh, there are lots of people that think like that.

I have met them in person.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

He's already admitted that it is not satire, that he is stating his actual beliefs.

It stopped being even amusing about a year ago.

Now he's just a typical trolling thread-hijacker.

The best we can do is ignore him except for down votes, because we are in too fucked up a predicament thanks to the Statists he or she supports to tolerate this crap any longer.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Jeffersonian Liberal Sep 5, 2016 9:26 AM

Kinda like that eugenicist Erik

peddling-fiction's picture

"eugenicist Erik", our Malthusian mouthpiece.

+1 Chris

El Vaquero's picture

Poe's Law paraphrased:  When a view becomes so extreme, it is difficult to distinguish it from satire and parody.  I will continue to treat MDB as satire.  If it isn't, it will be hilarious when reality fully reasserts itself.  If it is, then I applaud him for keeping it up so well for so long.

Vatican_cameo's picture


Duterte is merely "Calling a Spade a Spade" in no uncertain terms.  The Brown Clown is nothing more than a self-appointed SJW of the World.  More leaders should be telling him to shove his advise up his half-white ass.

El Vaquero's picture

They're both clowns.  Fuck'em both. 

Hal n back's picture

More leaders are. Once this starts, it hard to reverse. This reminds me of what happenned to the the Soviet Union after Afghanistan.

In football terms its called "piling on".

JustPastPeacefield's picture

I wonder which side is white. Prolly the right side.

blue51's picture

Yeeeey! I finally get your sarc .

ejmoosa's picture

Apparently Obama cannot see the hypocrisy of American Policies and how when other nations do the same thing, it is wrong.

We know you see it too!


CheapBastard's picture

What does the wookie say about this? She will be royally displeased. Not to mention Susan Rice.

Antifaschistische's picture

Let's see...the country that has proven to be a total failure at the "war on drugs" is criticizing another country that realizes they must do something different to be effective.  How can the US criticize any nation on this front?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Antifaschistische Sep 5, 2016 9:22 AM

Barry will send those dealers guns real fast and real furious.

Son of Loki's picture

Barry, Holder and Lowrenta have everything in the drug trade under control:


28 ODs in 4 hours: How the heroin epidemic choked a W.Va. city



Troy Ounce's picture



According to the "Intelligence Community" (wink, wink) it is Putin (wink, wink) who is plotting to throw the election by creating public distrust (wink, wink).


Imagine: Obama & Clinton & banks and military complex need Putin to created public district!!!! 


Bill of Rights's picture

Go suck a big dick ... No one cares what u think , and I use the term think loosely.

Uncertain T's picture

Respect, MBD, is earned over the long run, and can disappear overnight.  Obama has disappeared our respect all by himself.

MorningWood's picture

Is MillionDollarBonus a troll or is he serious?

JohnG's picture

not clear, but he is as asshole.

skepsis101's picture

MDB is a treasure and a joy.  He's been pulling our leg and making us laugh for more than 5 years.  

zeronetwork's picture

MDB, you will be remembered as a legend of zerohedge.

As you said, "Religious and racial hatred simply cannot be tolerated in a modern, tolerant, left-wing democracy.".

It is not religion, it is the existence of Jewish state. With the diminishing power of USA, Israel's existence is in jeopardy.



Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) zeronetwork Sep 5, 2016 10:05 AM

Which is why the Jews are crazy, taking down the USA will spell Israels doom and they won't be able to run the empire.

Taint Boil's picture

Now THAT made me laugh out load ..... MDB makes a come back.

worbsid's picture

MDB_  you finally did it.  I actually laughed out loud.  Thanks.

SoDamnMad's picture

Hey MDB, I just read and ignore you but not THIS TIME.  We gave all those GITMO "attendees due process of law" didn't we. Like prompt charging and due process of law of a fair and impartial trial  And ouR droning (not the wedding parties or the hospitals) but the targets on the streets where a Hellfire got the car with the suspected bad guy AND ALL THE COLLATERAL VICTIMS nearby. What if Russia wanted to knock off a suspected narco kingpin in Manhattan and the drone wiped out a few shopkeepers and Wall Street traders along with the guy in the car.  

Quoting Demi Moore in G.I.Jane ,  Just SUCK MY DICK.

drendebe10's picture

Careful, ur inane slip is showing. Again.

Bemused Observer's picture

Aha! I got you MDB!

All you downvoters can stop wasting your time...MDB IS being sarcastic. How do I know?

Because NO true neocon would ever admit to using, or threatening, military action against someone for a childish verbal insult. Doing that would discredit their whole approach to international relations.

The schtick of the neocons has always been that they don't WANT war, never SEEK war...it's always a last resort, when all else has failed. Similar to the leftists, except that the neocons are always willing to USE that last resort as an excuse, where the leftists would back down.

But any neocon advocating war would always offer a real, concrete, military REASON for doing so, even if that reason was completely faked. It would never be to answer an insult, or any other petty provocation.

So, if MDB really DOES believe what he says here, and is part of the neocon 'club', then he's obviously not a member in good standing, because he isn't adhering to the party line.

But really, I think he's just messing with y'all...

Three Graces's picture

What are you talking about?!?!? Obama (and all the rest) have been disrespting the world for a very long time. It's awesome to see someone tell him directly to back the eff off. This may be the start of the Big Comuppance.  

moneybots's picture



Sarc at its best.

larz's picture

Maybe the little bitch Obama didn't apologize hard enough when he was first elected  remember that bs?